Interactive Art Director

The Hatcher Group has an opening for an Interactive Art Director to design, develop and produce WordPress websites and microsites, social media graphics and infographics. This full-time position is based in our Bethesda, Md. office. The ideal person has experience with leading the design process and is ready to collaborate with clients, project managers, writers and other design team members to design effective and creative digital solutions that help clients achieve their goals and objectives. Strong communications skills, a dedication to progressive issues and an upbeat personality are key along with the ability to multitask.

This position requires 5 to 7 years of experience in:

Website design and development – Primarily in WordPress

  • Work with clients and project managers to determine project technical and creative requirements, develop timelines and deliverables
  • Develop site maps, wireframes and functional site prototypes
  • Design websites using current UI and UX best practices, design techniques and technologies
  • Develop mobile responsive websites primarily using the WordPress platform. Setup WordPress, install themes, plugins, analytics and basic SEO optimization
  • Coordinate with managed hosting vendors and IT staff to setup hosting accounts, reserve domain names, and initiate domain name and site migrations when needed

Social graphics and infographics

  • Design creative and effective graphics and media for social sites and digital media networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pandora, etc.
  • Design infographics for use on websites, social media sites and for print distribution 

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Client management
  • Website design and development of WordPress sites
  • User Interface design (UI) and user experience design (UX)
  • WordPress, basic HTML and CSS
  • Constant Contact and MailChimp (or similar)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro)
  • MS Office (Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Client presentation skills

BONUS SKILLS:

  • Proposal writing experience
  • Digital video editing and production
  • Motion graphics
  • Adobe Premiere or Final Cut

The Hatcher Group is a full-service communications, public affairs and design firm dedicated to inspiring social change for good. Our clients include major national foundations, nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations. We work proudly with them to build healthy, sustainable communities, support working families, improve education, promote clean energy and advance social justice. Founded in 2000, The Hatcher Group is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, outside of Washington, D.C. It provides good benefits, a fun work environment and was once named by the Washingtonian as one of the area’s “great places to work.”

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to careers@thehatchergroup.com.